Community Crisis Response Fund - Toronto

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The City of Toronto's Community Crisis Response Program has a Community Crisis Fund.


The purpose of the fund is to provide one-time financial assistance to initiatives/activities that address crisis in the community and assist communities in developing and implementing their own crisis response teams.


For the purposes of the fund, a crisis is a community-wide trauma-inducing event/activity (physical or structural acts of violence) that may or may not result in life threatening injury or death. The crisis must have an impact on the living conditions or health status of the community and prohibits the normal coping capacity and mechanisms within the community.


  1. Activity/initiative must occur within the City of Toronto
  2. Must respond to a crisis, as defined
  3. Must be locally driven
  4. Cannot duplicate any project supported by any City of Toronto grants programs

Fundable Activities/Initiatives

The following examples describe activities and initiatives that can be supported by the fund:

  • Promotion, refreshments, printing etc. for local neighbourhood/community meetings, healing circles, community consultations or debriefing
  • Short-term staffing needs; staff may be seconded from a community organization or externally contracted to provide supports to the community
  • Neighbourhood crisis response teams (training, resource development etc.)
  • Community mobilizing and planning activities that bring the community together to explore preventative safety initiatives.


This fund has no time-lines. An application can be made at any time during the year.

Funding Maximum

Requests cannot exceed $ 2, 500.00

Application Submission

Applications may be faxed, e-mailed, mailed or hand delivered to:

Fax: 416 392-8697 or e-mail
E: mail:
Crisis Response Fund Administrator
Community and Neighbourhood Services
Social Development and Administration Division
City Hall 15th Floor East 100 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2N2